Friday, March 16, 2018

Quebec physicians reject pay raise

More than 700 physicians, residents and medical students in Quebec, Canada, recently signed an online petition asking that a recent hike in their salary be cancelled. The move comes after the government released details of a $2 billion proposal to triple the salaries of doctors over the next ten years.

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But the doctors didn't just reject the salary increase. They went further. They said the funds should go instead to overburdened NURSES, and patients in need of health care. "These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions," said the petition, "while our patients live without access to required services. The only thing that seems immune to cuts is our salaries."

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